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Good Day Sunshine
The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on the
album "Revolver".

"Good Day Sunshine" was mostly Paul's composition. The song
is notable for its apparent meter change (actually it has steady
4/4 rhythm with the exception of the last two refrains), the
lack of any guitar part, and the key change in the instrumental
half of the second verse (a trick they tried earlier on some
outtakes of "What You're Doing" for "Beatles For Sale" album,
but then the idea was rejected). The home key also changes in
the very end of the song a half-step up, from A Major to B-flat
Major, but only its dominant chord (F Major) is played, as an
extension of the final refrain.
The arrangement is built up of a double-tracked piano, bass
guitar, double-tracked drums, tambourine and handclaps. Paul
sings the lead vocals, with John and George singing harmony
vocals in the refrains.
Paul's bassline is only a little more than playing together
with the "left hand" of George Martin's piano, but one can
tell that there is a bass guitar there, by the slides on the
strings (even though they're hard to hear).

Intro:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------0------0-----|



G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------0------0-----|


Refrain:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7\-----2-----|2------2------2------2--/--|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7\-----2-----|2------2------2------2-----|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------0------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine!        I need to

Verse:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|5------5------2------2--/--|7------7------7---7--7-----|
  laugh,            and       Sun out,
                       when     is
                           the
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|5------5------5------5-----|
  I've   got    some-  I   can    laugh about.  I feel good
                    thing

G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|5------5------2------2--/--|7------7------7------7-----|
                    in a   special way,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|5------5------5------5-----|
  I'm    in     love,  it's a     sunny  day.
                    and
Refrain:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2--/--|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2-----|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------0------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine!        We take a

Verse (half-solo):
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|5------5------2------2--/--|7------7------7------7-----|
  walk,            the Sun is shining down,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|5------5------5------5--/--|
  burns  my     feet as they    the ground.
                           touch

G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|7------7------7---7--7-----|
E|10-----10-----7---7--7-----|---------------------------|



G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-------------------------4-|5------5------5------5-----|
E|5------5------5------5-----|---------------------------|


Refrain:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2--/--|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2-----|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------0------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine!           Then we'd

Verse:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-------------------------2-|2------2------2------2-----|
E|5------5---2--2------2-----|---------------------------|
  lie               beneath a shady  tree,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|5------5------5------5-----|
  I      love   her,   she's      me.           She    good,
                    and    loving                  feels

G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|5------5------2------2--/--|7------7------7------7-----|
                    she       looking
                       knows      fine,
                           she's
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|5------5------5------5-----|
  I'm    so     proud  know that  she is mine.
                    to
Refrain:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2--/--|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2-----|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,

                              3/4 time
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|--------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine!

Refrain:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2--/--|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,


G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|7------7------7------2-----|2------2------2------2-----|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,

                              3/4 time
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|--------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------|
E|0------0------0------0-----|0------0------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,

Outro:
G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|1--------------------------|---------------------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,
                             (Good       day       sun-

G|------ ------ ------ ------|------ ------ ------ ------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
  Good       day       sun   -    shine,
      shine,                  Good       day       sun...
Fade out...

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